On 17th October, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will meet with Mr John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in Auckland.
They will discuss the development of economic links between the two countries and the initiative relating to the protection of cetaceans, in areas located beyond the "Permanent Protection of Cetaceans on the High Seas" jurisdiction introduced by the Principality. The Prince will also thank Mr Key for the assistance and support given by his country to Monaco in the multilateral framework of the United Nations Organisation.
The royal couple will then travel to Christchurch where the Prince will visit the engineering firm "Scott Industry" and the Antarctic Research Institute. An in-depth scientific partnership is planned between this agency, which aims to improve multi-disciplinary research into the Antarctic and the Prince's Foundation.
During their stay in New Zealand, the Prince and Princess will also attend the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup.